FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some answers to questions we are frequently asked. If the answer to your question isn’t provided below, please feel free to contact us!

To avoid processing fees a physical application must be submitted along with a check or money order for payment. Please include a separate form for each participant. Click here to download a copy of the 2020 registration form.  Print, complete the entry form and mail it along with registration fee to:
Coronado Rotary Low Tide Ride and Stride
P.O. Box 180487, Coronado, CA 92178-0487

There are FREE shuttles to bring participants to and from the start/finish lines. Please be reminded that there are no bikes allowed on these shuttles.

The 2020 Low Tide Ride & Stride starts at 8:00 am at the Silver Strand State Beach, located at 5000 CA-75, Coronado, CA 92118 on SATURDAY, June 27th, 2020.

Click HERE to get directions to start line

Shuttles for the 2020 race run continuously from 6:30 am – 8:00 am and again from 9:00 am – 11:30 pm:

Pre-Race Shuttles:
From: Sunset Park (Finish)
To: Silver Strand State Beach (Start)
Times: Shuttles will run continuously starting from 6:30 a.m. to the last shuttle at 8:00 a.m.

Post-Race Shuttles:
From: Sunset Park
To: Silver Strand State Beach
Times: continuously starting from 9:00 a.m. to the last shuttle at 11:30 p.m.

Event Parking:
Public Parking is available at both the Start (Silver Strand State Beach) and Finish (Coronado’s Sunset Park)

If you are riding your bike, at the end of the race, you can lock the bike at the finish line at Sunset Park, then you can take the shuttle back to the Silver Strand State Beach to retrieve your vehicle and drive back for your bike.

If you are running/walking, the shuttle will be able to take you back to the Silver Strand State Beach to retrieve your vehicle.

A Pre-Packet Pickup and live registration will be held on
Friday, June 26th, 2020 from 5 pm – 7 pm
Behind the Union Bank (same as years past) at 800 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118 (the parking lot is between Orange Ave. & D Ave.)
Participants can pick up packets for friends and families.
Bibs and T-shirts will be available at the Pre-Pickup!
There will also be registration and bib pick up on the day of the event at the Silver Strand State Beach, SATURDAY, June 27th, 2020 from 6:30 am until the race starts at 8 am. Shirts will be given out after the race for those who register and or pick-up the day of the event.

Bikes are not allowed on the shuttles. It is the participant’s responsibility to get bikes to the start line at the Silver Strand State Beach. There is public parking available at Silver Strand State Beach to leave your car while your ride your bike during the event. Once in Coronado, there are bike holders where participants can lock their bikes. This will allow them to return to the Silver Strand State Beach on the free shuttle and retrieve their car. They can then return to Coronado and get their bike.

The San Diego Bike Route also allows bikers to ride their bikes from Coronado or Imperial Beach directly to the start line at the Silver Strand State Beach. This will let participants on bikes park their vehicles at the finish line in Coronado and bike to the start line. The start line is five miles from the finish line, so depending on your ability, please allow enough time to ride to the Silver Strand State Beach from Coronado and still make the 8 AM start.

No! There are officers along the route that look out for your race bibs. For military security purposes, if you don’t have your bib, you will be turned back.

No, dogs are not allowed on the race course. Since the event travels across both City and State beaches, participants must adhere to the regulations for those jurisdictions. Neither allow dogs.

Yes, children under the age of 18 must wear a helmet. The same laws that regulate minors on City streets apply to both the State and City beaches.

  • No ID is required to receive your Bib. Simply provide the name you pre-registered with.
  • There are no age limits for this race.
  • Children who are small enough to be pushed in a Jogger or Ride in a Bike Seat do not need to register and can accompany an Adult for free.
  • NOTE: Only participants who have registered and paid will receive a Bib and T-Shirt.
  • All tickets are Non-transferable unless authorized by event organizers. Please contact info@lowtideride if you wish to transfer a ticket.

There are no refunds on purchased tickets.

Yes, most of our top finishers ride road bikes on the sand. Since the race takes place on the lowest tide of the month, the sand is hard packed and easy to navigate. Occasionally bikers will have to carry their bikes over seaweed and other natural obstacles, but that’s what makes the race so fun and unique.

At low tide, any wide tire bike will really fly on the damp sand! The start time coincides with a very low ocean tide. In most areas, the course will be 50’ to 100’ wide, although the best riding and running is usually at the water’s edge. Bike helmets are required for all cyclists under the age of 18. The organizers will follow the riders on the beach in a vehicle to provide assistance and first aid.

Not if you rinse your bike after the race. Your entry fee includes a fresh water rinse and a free chain lube.

Yes, the finish line closes 2 1/2 hours after the race begins.

Yes, there are water stations along the course. Station # 1 will be at the start of the race at the Silver Strand State Beach. Station # 2 is 1.6 miles from the start. Station # 3 is 2 miles from station # 2. Station # 4 is at the finish line at Coronado North Beach.

Yes. There is no additional fee.

To sponsor this event, please contact Robin MacCartee at robin.maccartee@gmail.com.

Teams are a great way to get family and friends involved. Teams must consist of five (5) or more members. To form a team please contact the event organizer at:


or call (619) 312-7465

Teams are eligible for a discounted ticket price.